3 Replies Latest reply on Feb 15, 2018 4:30 AM by Rob Edwards

    Visualize a pattern using colouring

    Kadir Karaca

      I want to use solidworks to visualize the wear pattern on a steel plate (measurements are done by hand). What I want to do is select certain points on that plate and assign them with a value (the wear rate). Those values should then by coloured accordingly. Is this even possible?

        • Re: Visualize a pattern using colouring
          Eric Anderson

          Separating the surface and giving it different colors is relatively easy using split line and assigning different colored appearances to the split surface. The hard part is determining the curve(s) that the split line should be based on. Depending on how you are doing the wear measurements, you may be able to pre-process the measurements to define something similar to iso-lines (where wear measures change beyond a tolerance) and use that data to create the curves.

          • Re: Visualize a pattern using colouring
            Rob Edwards

            Hi Kadir

            I have a material I use that changes color, it's just a 1 pixel wide gradient fill from black to brown.

            You could make a bitmap that has a different colour for each level instead of a smooth transition and then project it onto your surface perpendicular to your wear pattern.  Then when viewed from above you would have a colour related to the height